The defendant was convicted after a seven-day trial tied to what has been described as the most Massachusetts political scandal ever.
Given Correia’s leave taking and former Brockton Mayor William Carpenter’s fatal heart attack in July, two of the mayors of the cities south of Boston have left office. In turn, as things tend to happen in threes, one has to wonder who is next.
Mayor Correia, who is facing twenty-four felony counts care of two separate federal indictments as well as a steep uphill re-election battle, won a small and probably but short reprieve in court on Thursday.
“Nothing was missing, but you could see someone had gone through my car,” said the car owner. “First thing I did was look at my notifications. I went – I got a picture of the guy that broke into my car …”